- Analysis by KJ David
Huawei's Honor View 10 puts a lot of eggs into the processing and photography basket, but its specs profile, which resembles those of many other high-tier flagship phablets, contains a couple of cons as well. For instance, its large 5.99-inch FullView (18:9 aspect ratio) display has a FHD+ (2160 x 1080) sharpness, which even though is by no means disappointing, flounders in comparison to the full-fledged premium-class QHD+ (2880 x 1440) definition. By the same token, its 3750mAh battery , though on par with what many of its contemporaries offer, does not quite have the high-end ring of a 4000mAh cell, which we have also seen a lot of prior to its market debut. Having said that, only a few smartphones at the time of writing promise a whopping 160-hour music playback time and up to 21 hours of 4G browsing , so there's not much room to complain about its raw power capacity.
On the flipside, the Honor View 10's most eye-pleasing pro is the Huawei Kirin 970 dual-cluster (2.36GHz + 1.8GHz) eight-core AI-powered processor , which is bundled with an inbuilt neural-network processing unit (NPU) that aims to optimize user experience by learning its user's behavior and a massive 6GB RAM (8GB-RAM smartphones were starting to pick up some heat as we were reviewing its pros and cons, though).
Another big strength is the View 10's high-tier dual-lens rear camera , consisting of a 16-megapixel RGB cam and a 20-megapixel monochrome cam. Woven into this dual-lens system is the AI technology supported by its CPU, bringing about features like AI-powered object/scene recognition , among others. Furthermore, it comes with an Intelligent Game Suite that promises seamless gaming experience through things like network acceleration and a preset battery mode for gaming.
While the Huawei Honor View 10 likely joins our list of the top camera phones on the market, we cannot say the same when it comes to selfies, since its 13-megapixel front cam resolution shies of the 16- and 20-megapixel level that some of the best phones for selfies rock. 13 megapixels is not all that bad, though, since several flagships with tantamount pros and cons still opt for dated 8-megapixel front cams.
Wrapping things up for the Honor View 10 are both facial and fingerprint recognition and a desirably-slim 6.97mm body (Some waterproofing would not have hurt ). Overall, it's not a flawless upscale phablet, but users who are very keen on imaging and mobile AI technology will likely enjoy the view.
On-paper Review score:
It's frustrating that we were not able to find information about its weight.
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The speed of its Huawei Kirin 970 (with built-in neural-network processing unit) microprocessor (Quad 2.36GHz (+ Quad 1.8GHz)) spread across 8 cores is among the fastest among recent phones.
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Use the Huawei Honor View 10 to pay for goods (or other applications) at NFC-compatible stores
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We are talking about an above-average screen, making it a phablet: 5.99 inches and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels means about 14.36 square inches and an image sharpness of at least 402.99 dots per inch (DPI)!
A 16-megapixel (RGB camera coupled with a 20-megapixel monochrome cam) camera offers a surprisingly higher resolution than most other camera phones.
The 13-megapixel selfie camera offers an interesting resolution.
** This phone is also known as: Huawei View 10, Huawei Honor V10 (China), Huawei V10 (China)
*** These pros and cons are spotted automatically based on our analysis formula and the specifications we have in our database for this phone. If you spot a mistake, please let us know.
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